OCTOBER SKYNOTES, 2020

OCTOBER STAR CHART, 2020
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The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
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JUNE SKYNOTES 2020

 

OCTOBER 2020.

 

 

 

 

The phenomena of the month : OCTOBER 2020


Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 0" W, 54° 16' 3" N, zone UT).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

2020 10 01 00:45 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 01 00:55 End of occultation of 30 Psc (magn. = 4.37)
2020 10 01 02:25 Beginning of occultation of 33 Psc (magn. = 4.61)
2020 10 01 02:31 End of occultation of 33 Psc (magn. = 4.61)
2020 10 01 03:11 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 01 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (25.7°)
2020 10 01 21:05 FULL MOON
2020 10 02 23:07 Close encounter between Venus and Regulus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.1°)
2020 10 03 05:30 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.1°)
2020 10 03 17:22 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 406322 km)
2020 10 03 23:39 Beginning of occultation of 65-xi1 Cet (magn. = 4.36)
2020 10 03 23:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 04 00:42 End of occultation of 65-xi1 Cet (magn. = 4.36)
2020 10 04 11:46 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.6°)
2020 10 04 23:53 Maximum of the variable star Mira (omicron Ceti)
2020 10 06 08:11 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 10 06 09:32 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 06 20:48 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 06 22:07 Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.6°)
2020 10 07 20:28 Beginning of occultation of 109 Tau (magn. = 4.96)
2020 10 07 21:20 End of occultation of 109 Tau (magn. = 4.96)
2020 10 08 07:16 Meteor shower : Draconids (10 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 4.0 days)
2020 10 09 15:07 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 10 09 17:37 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 09 22:16 Meteor shower : S. Taurids (5 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 71.0 days)
2020 10 10 00:40 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2020 10 10 22:23 Meteor shower : Delta Aurigids (2 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 8.0 days)
2020 10 11 18:20 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 12 14:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 13 03:11 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.7°)
2020 10 13 07:28 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2020 10 13 12:26 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 10 13 23:26 OPPOSITION of Mars with the Sun
2020 10 14 00:58 Close encounter between the Moon and Venus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.4°)
2020 10 14 08:59 Opposition of the asteroid 747 Winchester with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.031 AU; magn. = 10.3)
2020 10 15 11:14 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 16 19:31 NEW MOON
2020 10 16 23:46 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 356912 km)
2020 10 17 03:07 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 17 22:02 Close encounter between the Moon and Mercury (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.5°)
2020 10 18 00:00 Meteor shower : Epsilon Geminids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 13.0 days)
2020 10 18 08:03 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 19 18:42 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 10 20 16:42 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 10 20 18:14 Beginning of occultation of 44 Oph (magn. = 4.16)
2020 10 21 00:29 Meteor shower : Orionids (20 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 36.0 days)
2020 10 21 04:52 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 21 18:20 Beginning of occultation of 22-lambda Sgr, Kaus Borealis, (magn. = 2.82)
2020 10 21 19:20 End of occultation of 22-lambda Sgr, Kaus Borealis, (magn. = 2.82)
2020 10 22 11:55 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 22 18:00 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.9°)
2020 10 22 23:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.2°)
2020 10 23 04:39 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.0°)
2020 10 23 13:23 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2020 10 23 20:09 Opposition of the asteroid 11 Parthenope with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.344 AU; magn. = 9.4)
2020 10 24 00:54 Meteor shower : Leo Minorids (2 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 8.0 days)
2020 10 24 01:40 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 25 18:24 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 0.9°)
2020 10 26 06:04 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2020 10 26 07:41 Opposition of the asteroid 471 Papagena with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.235 AU; magn. = 9.5)
2020 10 26 22:29 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 27 09:16 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.6°)
2020 10 27 20:42 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2020 10 27 20:57 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2020 10 29 19:12 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.5°)
2020 10 29 19:18 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2020 10 29 22:16 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2020 10 30 18:46 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 406394 km)
2020 10 30 23:00 Venus at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.71841 AU)
2020 10 31 14:49 FULL MOON
2020 10 31 14:57 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.8°)
2020 10 31 15:53 OPPOSITION of Uranus with the Sun

 

 

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OCTOBER 2020 LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH, UK. Time = UT (GMT)

The angular size and the appearance of the planets compared. OCTOBER, 2020. Click the image to enlarge, if needs be.
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